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Joseph A. Griffo
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GRIFFO ANNOUNCES DISTRICT OFFICE HOURS
Senator Griffo and his wife Lorainne in Potsdam

Monday, February 26, 2007
GRIFFO ANNOUNCES DISTRICT OFFICE HOURS
Representatives available on a regular basis in Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties
(Lowville)- New York State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R, C-47) today announced a schedule of regular office hours for constituents to meet with staff in Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties. The regular office hours provide residents in both counties with the opportunity to drop in with questions, comments and concerns without having to set a regular appointment. "With a district as vast as the one I represent, we must do creative things to ensure that every constituents needs ... Read More»

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007
MAJORITY CONFERENCE TO SUPPORT GRIFFO BILL
Begins process to amend the constitution for filling statewide vacancies
(Albany)- Members of the New York State Senate Republican Majority today announced plans to support a constitutional amendment to allow for statewide special elections in the event of a vacancy for Attorney General or Comptroller. Sen. Joseph A. Griffo (R,C- 47) is the prime sponsor of the legislation and proposed the idea immediately after being sworn in, in January. "We live in a democracy and filling a vacancy at the ... Read More»



Tuesday, February 13, 2007
LEWIS COUNTY SOIL & WATER EXPERTS MEET GRIFFO
Senator Griffo hears their concerns
(Albany)- New York State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R, C-47) met with experts from the Lewis County Soil and Water Conservation District during their visit to the State Capitol on Tuesday February 13th. Michael Durant and Nichelle Billhardt discussed some of the issues important to maintaining both valuable resources in Lewis County. Billhardt and Durant were with members of the New York Association of Conservation Districts. "Michael and Nichelle gave me a very comprehensive look at ... Read More»



Tuesday, February 13, 2007
GRIFFO PRESIDES OVER SENATE
Freshman Senator directs Senate for the first time
(Albany)- New York State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R,C-47) had the honor of presiding over a session of the Senate for the first time on Tuesday. The responsibility is usually reserved for the Lt. Governor, however when circumstances prevent him from being there, members of the Senate serve in his place. "It was a thrill to stand on the dais and direct the actions of the New York State Senate." said Griffo. "To be in that position was a unique honor and one I hope I get ... Read More»



Thursday, February 8, 2007
GRIFFO ASKS SPITZER TO SUPPORT CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
The new process would allow the people to pick the next comptroller
(Utica)- New York State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R,C-47) wrote Governor Eliot Spitzer today to ask him to support his call for a constitutional amendment for special elections of statewide elected officials in the event that a vacancy becomes available. His call comes in the wake of the resignation of former Comptroller Alan Hevesi and the subsequent political debate over his successor. "While I applaud the Governor for attempting to take politics out of the process of picking this ... Read More»


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